Blue diamond engagement rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you or someone you know wear a blue diamond as an engagement ring?
    Yes, I wear one! : (56 votes)
    16 %
    Yes, I know someone who does! : (35 votes)
    10 %
    No...sorry. : (210 votes)
    61 %
    No, but I know someone who has one in a form other than an engagement ring. : (29 votes)
    8 %
    Ew. Blue diamonds are gross/cheap/weird/lame/whatever. : (14 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I also want a blue diamond engagement ring! They are so beautiful! I realized I wanted the colored stone when I started dragging Mr. Charming into jewelry stores and was always drawn to the blue stones. I think they are stunning in real life and look more interesting than the white diamonds. Try looking at Tiffany’s, that’s where I saw my first blue diamonds and even if the prices are too high, you can still get an idea if you like the look. 

    Post # 5
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    What issues do you have, out of curiosity? Blue diamonds in nature are extremely rare to the point of being non-existent. They do exist but nowhere near the extent that there are enough to make a wide range of rings with them available to millions of people. much less a small handful.

    I don’t know anyone who has one, nor have I ever seen one. It’s been said by many reputable jewelers and gemologists that blue diamonds are so rare that most people have never seen one, nor will they ever, other than pictures of the famous Hope Diamond which is under lock and key. Because they are so rare, the price will be astronomical.

    That said, you most likely will not be buying a real blue diamond. As is the case when a rare stone is mass-marketed, it will most likely be glass or some other blue stone that a jeweler is passing off as diamond (or a diamond alternative such as CZ, again being dishonest about the true nature of the gem) and hoping that no one will be the wiser, as is true for the majority of shoppers who buy them.

    Post # 6
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It is true that naturally blue diamonds are quite rare, so I believe most blue diamonds that are sold are color enhanced. However, assuming you’re purchasing from a reputable jeweler, they are genuine diamonds. If you don’t mind the enhancement, and you love the look – go for it! (Many colored gemstones are enhanced in some way or another)

    I don’t know anyone with a blue diamond engagement ring, but I have personally seen them qutie often. They are very pretty and sparkly – the color is gorgeous!

    Post # 7
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Personally, I think the irradiated blue-green color is not very pretty.  They all seem to have a strange watery neon shade to them, which to me looks costume-y.  Unfortunately though, almost all accessible blue diamonds (unless you’re a secret multi-millionaire) are irradiated, so I think a really beautiful sapphire would make a more gorgeous ring.  If you’re open to sims, Moissanite Co makes a really pretty blue moissanite.  At $780 for two carats and $345 for one carat, it’s a pretty good value:

    http://www.moissaniteco.com/blue-moissanite-p-8528.html

    Here’s one in someone’s ring

    Post # 8
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am a huge colored diamond fan!  I do not have a blue one (my yellow one is all over the bee).  I agree with PP who said that she dislikes color enhanced diamonds.   The softer color is more intriguing. I prefer natural stones.  Natural blue diamonds do cost a fortune.

    Blue gemstones are extremely popular for e-rings in case you havn’t considered it ( sapphires, topaz, aquamarine etc)

    Post # 9
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    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think they’re gorgeous, but I don’t know anyone who has one.

    Post # 10
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Natural blue diamonds are stunning, but I really don’t like the color of the nuked ones.

    Post # 11
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My issue with “blue” diamonds is that most of the ones people have are just gray diamonds, dyed to look blue. Natural blue diamonds are unbelievably rare, astronomically expensive, and tend not to be that bright fake blue that so many call blue diamonds. Personal opinion only: go for blue moissanite if you want a blue sparkly stone, or if you have the budget, invest in a nice untreated Burmese sapphire.

    Post # 12
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    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My grandmother has a natural blue diamond ring and it is stunning. I would have loved to own a blue diamond engagment ring but it is not in our budget. The irradiated diamonds are gorgeous too and come in different shades of blue. There are a few bees that have blue diamond engagment rings so hopefully one of them will post.If you want it then go for it. You are the one who has to look at it daily. Go to any jewlery store and they should have one or two rings that have irradiated diamonds in it.

    P.S. My jeweler knew my wishes and found us a dark aqua that reminds one of a natural blue diamond since he knew I could not afford one. And I love my aqua.

    Post # 13
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    329 posts
    Helper bee

    I really wanted a blue gemstone engagement ring, but I didn’t know it until after we were already engaged lol. I don’t think we could ever afford a blue diamond, but I’d be okay with a gemstone (is it amethyst? I don’t know much about jewellery).  My Darling Husband thinks they look cheap and fake but I think they look unique and pretty. 🙂

     

    Post # 14
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think they’re beautiful! I have a friend who’s blue diamond is lab created.  

    the only downside is that they are pricey, even when made in a lab. I looked it up online. my guess is that my friend’s 1/2 ct stone cost about $2,000 w/o the setting. 

    my guess is that since it’s lab created, it must be a true blue and not dyed. can’t remember– I didn’t get a very close look at it.

    Post # 15
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Blue diamonds are gorgeous. I actually really wanted a blue moissanite for my e-ring, but they were not selling them before I got engaged! 🙁 Blue diamonds are very expensive compared to white diamonds… but blue moissy is much cheaper, and is even more sparkly than diamond anyway, haha!

    A lot of people haven’t heard of blue diamonds before, but they are extremely gorgeous for sure.

    Post # 16
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    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I love my blue diamond!  People always want to look at it and I love how the color changes depending on the light!  I’ve never had anyone think that it is costume jewelry, but I have gotten a ton of people thinking it is a sapphire.

     

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